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Many people have asked me since seeing the Instagram I posted on Tuesday and the answer is: she is everything you want her to be and more; a very pleasant and gracious human being.

In a departure from interviewing music artists, I sat across from actress Sarah Jessica Parker in HBO’s New York headquarters for a junket-style interview. She was promoting the second season of her series, “Divorce.” Our chat was filmed for DISH Studio on DISH Network and will air at a later date.

SJP is without question one of the more prominent actors I’ve interviewed and this was certainly something on my mind as I prepared (mostly by binging season one; by the way, the show is really good and surprisingly laugh-out-loud funny at times). I ultimately always remind myself that I’m not a rookie, that we all put our pants on the same way and that I’ll rise to the occasion.

Any trepidation that lingered after the pep talk immediately melted away after watching Parker enter our room. The Emmy winner was a sphere of energy, smiling and shaking hands with employees of HBO and the production company handling the junket, regardless of if she had previously met them or not.

I asked her about this to start our interview; I mean, just Sunday SJP was in Los Angeles for the Golden Globes. She flies back to snowy and cold New York, she has a family to take care of and she has to return to HBO for a press run about this series. I asked if it was OK to assume that she clearly must love the show.

While she obliged, Parker also noted that it is a little more than just a passion project: any time she comes back to HBO headquarters, it feels like home. She has so much history here, so many good memories, many of which come flooding back.

Parker looked and sounded genuinely grateful. She wasn’t bitter about her travel schedule, her obligations or any notion that her past should be shunned (some entertainers shy away from talking about previous work that was successful for fear that they’ll never be able to move past it).

But not SJP; she was thankful for her past and happy with her present. I myself felt fortunate to witness it because her gratitude was infectious; a nice lesson as we begin the year anew.

Nick Jonas spent 2017 releasing music, starring in films and traveling to spend downtime with friends.

It looks like 2018 might have all of the above in store for the artist again.

“Well, I already have a body of work that’s done,” Jonas told me in his Times Square green room before performing on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” “I think with ‘Chaos Walking,’ the film I finished up a little while ago, and then straight in to ‘Jumanji’ promo, we felt like, ‘Let’s give that music the attention it deserves and push it til next year.’

“So it’ll come out at some point this next year and I’m really excited to get it out there.”

Speaking of “Jumanji,” Jonas looked back on the movie’s promo run, which featured both Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, quite fondly.

“They’re like two brothers arguing all the time,” he explained. “So I was kind of the mediator in the press run that we did, but it was a great time. The payoff is that people love the film, and I’m thrilled.”

No final confirmation if “Remember I Told You” featuring Anne Marie and Mike Posner or “Find You” will make Jonas’ final track listing. The entertainer also released “Home” last year, which was for the animated movie “Madagascar” and earned Jonas a Golden Globe nomination. The album will almost certainly not be released in the year’s first two quarters, as according to IMDB “Chaos Walking” is slated to hit theaters on March 1.

In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva talked about a trend she saw at the Golden Globes, capes.


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Photo: instagram.com/jlo

How hectic is Charlie Puth’s life right now? The singer behind the anthem “See You Again” didn’t realize how many GRAMMY nominations he received until Google told him.

“Well, I originally thought it was ‘a’ GRAMMY,” revealed Puth when I spoke with him after he and rapper Wiz Khalifa performed the “Furious 7” track on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” in Times Square. Puth and I chatted in a hotel lobby just blocks from the ball drop. “And then I Google-d it because, who doesn’t Google me? And then I saw that it was three GRAMMY nominations.

“Absolutely incredible. With Wiz. Mind blown.”

Puth expressed similar feelings when he described what it was like to sing in front of an international TV audience and over a million people in Times Square.
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“I didn’t realize how many people were there until I looked in the abyss and saw many more millions of people going down to 59th Street,” he said. I was going to correct him and say 49th but then he added, “And I know what that is because I’m from here, so I know that that’s a long block away.”

In addition to the nods for Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media, “See You Again” was up for Best Original Song at the Golden Globe Awards. It lost to a formidable competitor in Sam Smith, who turned in a brilliant theme for the latest “Bond” film: “Writing’s On The Wall.”

So in the span of about five-and-a-half weeks Puth turned 24, scored three GRAMMY nominations, performed on New Year’s Eve in Times Square and attended the Golden Globes as a nominee.

Not a bad stretch for a kid from Rumson, N.J. Puth attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated after Ellen DeGeneres discovered and signed him to a record deal. Things didn’t work out with the talk show host’s label imprint, but that platform led executives at Atlantic Records to find the singer; Atlantic eventually scooped him up.

Puth is set to release his debut, full length album “Nine Track Mind” on January 29. The LP features the Meghan Trainor-assisted “Marvin Gaye” and his latest single “One Call Away.” Also appearing on the album are singer Shy Carter (“As You Are”), Selena Gomez (“We Don’t Talk Anymore”) and Khalifa.

“It’s basically a musical summary of what my crazy, hectic year has been like,” Puth explained when I asked him about the album back in October. “It’s been a life-changing year and I wanted to make something musical that represented that.”

Just think, it was already a life-changing year for him a few months ago… and that was before he was searching his name on Google to figure out if he had multiple GRAMMY nominations.

InStyle Magazine Senior Editor Sharon Clott Canter called in from Los Angeles to chat about Sunday night’s Golden Globes. Sharon saw many stars on the red carpet, including currently InStyle cover woman Jennifer Lopez. She also witnessed a lovely candid moment at the InStyle after party with Golden Globes winner Sam Smith.

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Photo: instagram.com/samsmithworld


I joined HLN’s “The Daily Share” and talked about Justin Bieber, Dolly Parton and the Golden Globes.

In the second-to-last edition of Weekend Scoop for 2015, InStyle Magazine Senior Editor Sharon Clott Kanter talked about Jennifer Hudson’s Broadway debut and Lady Gaga’s Golden Globe nomination.

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Photo: instagram.com/iamjhud

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In Touch Weekly Senior Editor Kim Serafin previewed Sunday’s Golden Globes, set to air on NBC with host Ricky Gervais.

Serafin also talked about Katy Perry’s no-show at the People’s Choice Awards.

Yes it’s YouTube TUESDAY and the Golden Globes were on Sunday, yet still one of YouTube’s most popular videos was Glee’s Chris Colfer acceptance speech for his award – best performance by an actor in a supporting role.

Last night, I appeared on CNN Headline News “Prime News” with guest host Carlos Diaz to talk about a couple different stories, including Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes performance and the new Miss America.

Special thanks also to Mark Goldman of Goldman and McCormick PR.